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Far-right leader's prime-time appearance sparks furore

The appearance of a far-right leader on a flagship BBC programme has sparked a heated debate in the United Kingdom, amid fears the televised appearance before 8 million viewers could boost the British National Party in forthcoming elections.

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Our guests today are Steve Richards, chief political commentator at the Independent newspaper, and  Dr Jim Shields, professor of French at Warwick University. 

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